4th September 05:10
I'm am to see a new dr. on Monday...an internist. I am (as per Tony's
suggestion) taking copies of my diagnosis as well as my last blood test
results. There certainly is an awful lot of info on the 3 pieces of paper I
have! Would someone be able to tell me what might be the most important
thing to look for on the blood test? My family dr (the one I was designated
to see for the next three years) won't do anymore blood tests because he
says I'm cured...."they took the cancer,(one year ago yesterday) no need to
worry". Since he wouldn't even discuss my tests with me I was wondering if
maybe someone might be able to point out a few important 'things' that I
might look for. I would then like to go to the new dr. and be
semi-intelligent about what I'm asking....if any of this makes sense?
I'm not asking for an interpretation of the report, but I have read a few
posts about tumor markers and I'm not sure what those are. I guess I'm just
not sure what to look for. And then, how would I know what the 'norm' is.
There are all these numbers but nothing to say if they are high, normal or
They really should offer 'explanation classes' for non medical people!
Thank you for any help you might be able to offer!